Wednesday, November 23, 2011

And We're Back!

While it seems I may have taken quite the hiatus from baking and blogging, I have an honest to goodness excuse...I got married! For those of you that have ever planned a wedding, I know you understand where I'm coming from. Everything seems to take way more time than you expected and cost way more than you expected, too. But despite the hours upon hours of planning (with a few sprinkles of freak-outs here and there), I am happy to say that everything turned out wonderfully! While all of the decisions along the way, like which dress to buy, venue to book, etc, were all important to make, the best and most important decision of all was whom I chose to marry. My husband is such an amazing man and I feel so blessed to be able to spend the rest of my life with him.

While I ultimately decided against baking all of the desserts for my dessert table (pictured below), I was able to find a bakery here in Atlanta called the Atlanta Cupcake Factory that met my rather high expectations and made some adorable and tasty cupcakes. I chose four different flavors to go along with our Vintage Southern theme including key lime pie, strawberry lemonade, sweet potato bourbon and of velvet. Then I had them displayed on some vintage pieces I'd collected along the way. They were a hit - so much so that my groom and I weren't even able to try one! Apparently when you have several different flavors, it makes people want to try one of each. I'm wondering if this is why people do a cake cutting ceremony, so they are certain to have a piece of their own cake? The rest of our food was pretty fabulous too. We had mini pulled-pork sliders, green beans wrapped in bacon, BLT stuffed Campari tomatoes (yes more bacon), and other yummy Southern fare, courtesy of our caterer Beyond Details.

We had such an amazing time, and now that the dust has settled a bit, I am going to start dedicating more time to my baking (and blogging). However, since I've had a recent obsession with chocolate salted caramel, I may be infusing some posts of the non-red velvet variety. I hope that is cool with all of you folks! Stay tuned for some holiday inspired posts, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

If you are remotely interested, you can find some more of our wedding photos by Andrew Thomas Lee here, or you can check out our wedding trailer by Rodinis Films below.

Christina + Gabe from Ryan Rodinis on Vimeo.